Here's a lot of insight on the 2021 Jeep Wagoneer line-up that was shared by a popular automotive publication:
What we know
What we know
- The 2021 Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer will share frame components with the new Ram 1500.
- Both vehicles will be built at the same plant as the Ram 1500 pickup truck Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan.
- Both vehicles will have four-wheel independent suspension.
- The Wagoneer will be the entry-level vehicle while the Grand Wagoneer will be the higher end luxury version.
- Both vehicles will compete against big, body-on-frame SUVs from GM, Ford, Toyota, Nissan among others. It’s becoming a crowded segment.
- Being that both vehicles share components with the Ram 1500, it’s a good chance they will share some powertrains. This could mean everything from a 5.7-liter HEMI with eTorque to a 3.0-liter V6 diesel.
- There’s a good chance that the ZF eight-speed automatic from the Ram may be part of the package.
- Both vehicles appear to be three-row, seven or eight-seat SUVs; however, credible reports state that there looks like there are two wheelbase configurations. This could be what differentiates the two SUVs with the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer being on the longer wheelbase.
- While it’s hard to picture a “Trail Rated” version of such a big SUV, Jeep is likely to build an off-road-worthy version. It may have a electric rear locker, beefier suspension and off-road tires.
- We expect to see an official debut in 2020 – possibly at the NAIAS in June. It could happen at the New York Auto Show which will coincide with the 2020 Easter Jeep Safari.
- Electrification may be part of the package. Hybrid setups that go from e-Torque to a full-blown electric with range extending generator have been whispered. Even the idea of an all-EV platform have been suggested.
- Lots of aluminum. To keep the weight down, and to help overall performance, some say Jeep is using a lot of aluminum throughout the shell, doors, hood and more.
- The base Wagoneer will start in the high $30,000/low $40,000 range with a RWD V6 (Pentaster). On the other hand, the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is supposed to be nearly double that price – to start.
- It will have nothing to do with the Jeep Commander. The Commander is a Chinese-market-only Jeep that has three rows, but isn’t exactly a Rubicon conqueror.
- SRT? Yep, some suggest that there will be a fire-breathing SRT version that will replace the Dodge Durango SRT.